Jamie Redknapp shares why Lucas Moura frustrates him for Tottenham Hotspur

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Redknapp looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in...

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Lucas Moura got his name on the scoresheet against Manchester City yesterday.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur after he scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham...

Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports, during their live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Manchester City, that Lucas Moura frustrates him.

Moura came off the bench for Tottenham and scored almost instantly against City yesterday, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men picked up a 2-2 draw.

 

The Brazilian looked Tottenham’s most dangerous attacking player during his time on the pitch, with his dribbling ability really coming to the fore.

But Redknapp feels that Moura doesn’t make an impact on Tottenham’s matches anywhere near as often as he should do.

“It’s an interesting one with Moura because he came on and changed the game. You think why is he not starting him,” Redknapp said.

“I watched him at White Hart Lane last week though and he was really ineffective. There are times when you watch him and you see he has so much pace and ability, but then he doesn’t affect other games. I get frustrated with him because he’s got so much ability.”

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-2 during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on August 17,...

Moura has become a huge weapon for Tottenham, but he has not been able to nail down his place in their starting line-up.

Pochettino seems to have some doubts over making him a permanent starter at Tottenham.

Despite his goal, there is no guarantees that Moura will be picked for Tottenham’s next game either.

Spurs are set to take on Newcastle United in their next outing, but Heung Min Son’s return from suspension means that competition for places up-front has just got even fiercer at White Hart Lane.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Manchester,...

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